In this rich and well-researched study, Kimberly Katz has brought to the fore many neglected elements in this tension and also added significantly to our knowledge of a neglected part of the history of Jerusalem. International History Review

 …one of the best and most innovative books on Jordan to have emerged in recent years. H-Net, H-Levant

 …provides an expansive regional overview of the relationship between state and non-state bodies, while affording a scholarly insight into alternative mechanisms active in the formation of identity during a period of national upheaval. American Journal of Islamic Social Sciences

 " An original work of historical scholarship." American Historical Review

 "Adds to our knowledge of the modern history of Jerusalem and Jordan. . . .Well conceived, and it represents a point of departure for future research on this topic." International Journal of Middle East Studies